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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

March

Daily Telegraph Doctors want homeopathy on the NHS to end

Family doctors and nurses want the NHS to stop funding homoeopathy, a poll suggests. read on Doctors want homeopathy on the NHS to end

Government Health IT VHA, NHS trade tips on IT, telehealth

Two of the world’s largest healthcare systems, the Veteran’s Health Administration and the U.K. National Health Service, are trying to learn from some of each other’s digital health programs, with a new report outlining recommendations for the NHS in particular, as it tries to go entirely paperless by 2018. read on VHA, NHS trade tips on IT, telehealth

Employee Benefits How to reduce sickness absence

Reducing sickness absence is less challenging than it may first appear. Here’s how to tackle it: Health and work are intrinsically linked. Worklessness due to ill health has huge, adverse effects on individuals, businesses and the public sector, and consequently the economy as a whole. read on How to reduce sickness absence

NextGov United Kingdom eyes VA's Electronic Health Record

The Veterans Affairs Department and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service have teamed up to share ideas, strategies and leadership for development of health information technology, opening the possibility that the NHS could use VA’s electronic health record system. read on United Kingdom eyes VA's Electronic Health Record

FierceHealth IT VA to exchange health IT ideas with U.K.'s NHS

The U.S. Veterans Health Administration and the U.K.'s National Health Service have agreed to a collaboration in which each will exchange health IT knowledge and leadership ideas with one another over the course of three years, according to a new report that launches the effort published by U.K. think tank 2020health. read on VA to exchange health IT ideas with U.K.'s NHS

ModernHealthcare.com VA, U.K. health service team up on IT

The healthcare arm of the Veterans Affairs Department and the United Kingdom's National Health Service are teaming up under a three-year agreement to swap leaders, staff and ideas about the use of healthcare information technology by the two huge government-financed systems, according to a new joint report. read on VA, U.K. health service team up on IT

BBC Radio Kent A&E departments in Kent are regularly missing targets for waiting times

Gail Beer, Director of Operations, 2020health says it would be dangerous for managers to become obsessed with this particular target.
read on A&E departments in Kent are regularly missing targets for waiting times

BMJ An unsafe ward

Judy Shakespeare, GP, wrote: I have received over 30 supportive personal comments on my article about the death of my father. It is striking how many people were not surprised by what I described and many shared their own sad personal stories with me. This suggests that poor basic care for elderly patients could be endemic within the NHS, with mid-Staffs only acting as a scapegoat for a widespread institutional malaise. read on An unsafe ward

OpenHealth News NHS & VHA: Transatlantic Exchange of Ideas and 'Lessons Learned' on Adoption of Health IT Solutions

Britain's 2020Health.Org has just released a major report outlining how the United Kingdom can transform its healthcare system by enhancing its existing collaboration effort with the U.S. Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) and by sharing technology, knowledge and lessons learned on the effective use of Telehealth, personal health records (PHR), and the open source VistA EHR system. read on NHS & VHA: Transatlantic Exchange of Ideas and 'Lessons Learned' on Adoption of Health IT Solutions

The Grocer Sainsbury's Pharmacy trials healthy living service at 30 stores

Sainsbury’s is trialling a new service at 30 of its pharmacy stores to offer customers advice on early detection and prevention of illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as encouraging weight loss.
read on Sainsbury's Pharmacy trials healthy living service at 30 stores

The Mirror Scandal of danger doctors with dodgy records abroad being allowed to work in Britain

The GMC has found 138 cases since 2006 of medics treating patients in the UK despite being branded a danger in their own countries. Julia Manning, chief executive of the 2020 Health think tank, said: “When we have doctors working in this country who have been found guilty of misconduct abroad, or even struck off, the risks are clear.” read on Scandal of danger doctors with dodgy records abroad being allowed to work in Britain

International Supermarket News Meet with your pharmacist monthly, lose weight and increase your chances of a longer life

The transformational role that pharmacists can play in early detection and prevention of illnesses, along with encouraging people to lose weight and get active, is revealed today in a new report commissioned by Sainsbury’s Pharmacy entitled “The Wells Family Challenge: A Pharmacist First Approach”. read on Meet with your pharmacist monthly, lose weight and increase your chances of a longer life

The Telegraph Allowed to work in the NHS, the doctors guilty of abuses abroad

More than 130 foreign doctors have been able to work in Britain despite being found guilty of misconduct abroad. Julia Manning, the chief executive of 2020 Health, a centre-Right think tank, said: “The figures are scandalous, and it is alarming that these are only the cases of which the GMC has become aware." read on Allowed to work in the NHS, the doctors guilty of abuses abroad

Pharmacy Business Lord Howe: Sainsbury's Challenge shows Pharmacists have "Valuable Contribution" to make

A Sainsbury’s Pharmacy initiative designed to examine the extent to which pharmacists detect and prevent illnesses amongst the public has produced dramatic results and prompted the Health Minister Lord Howe to suggest that pharmacists have a “valuable contribution” to make in tackling the UK's health challenges. read on Lord Howe: Sainsbury's Challenge shows Pharmacists have "Valuable Contribution" to make

Chemist & Druggist Sainsbury's to roll out £40 healthy living programme

Sainsbury’s has set out plans to introduce its experimental healthy living programme into all of its in-store pharmacies, following the success of the... read on Sainsbury's to roll out £40 healthy living programme

The Guardian How can we maximise the benefits of telehealth for patients across the UK?

Technology-enabled integrated care is working well for many health organisations, helping patients stay in their own homes read on How can we maximise the benefits of telehealth for patients across the UK?

BBC Radio Five Live The head of the NHS in England defends his position to MPs

Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS in England is interviewed by MPs and defends his position over the Mid Staffordshire Hospital Scandal amid calls for his resignation. Gail Beer talks to Peter Allen on what she thought of the interview and whether Sir David Nicholson is culpable. read on The head of the NHS in England defends his position to MPs

Sky News Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2010

Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2010

Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health discusses the news that the UK is 12th out of 19 other developed countries in the "Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2010". read on Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2010